DR. ALEXANDER CAMERON-SMITH, an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, is a medical historian with interests in race, colonialism, colonial and tropical medicine, transnational connections, Australian history, international organisations, public, social and post colonial health, health and rights, and history and philosophy of Science.
His Honours thesis was on “Strange Bodies and Familiar Spaces: W.J.R. Simpson and the threat of disease in Calcutta and the Tropical City 1880–1910,” while his Doctoral thesis, conferred in 2011, has been turned into a book, published by Australian National University Press. Click here to read all about, A Doctor Across Borders: Raphael Cilento and Public Health from Empire to the United Nations.
Dr. Cameron-Smith has published his original research and book reviews in academic journals including the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Social History of Medicine, and Australian Historical Studies.
- “‘He was a Clever Chiel Geordie, Tae be Only a Weaver’: George Mealmaker,” St. John’s Online, (2021).
- “‘The Indifferent Characters of Many of the Females’: Mary Leeche and Colonial Controversy in the 1830s,” St. John’s Online, (2021).
- “A ‘Raw, Ignorant Boy’: John Harris, Esquire,” St. John’s Online, (2020).
- “John Irving: The Best Surgeon Amongst Them,” St. John’s Online, (2019).
- “Raphael Cilento’s Empire: Diet, Health and Government between Australia and the Colonial Pacific,” Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, (2014): 103–118.
- “Race, Medicine, and Colonial Rule in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2013): 47–67.
- “Australian Imperialism and International Health in the Pacific Islands,” Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2010): 57–74.
- PhD (History) University of Sydney (2011)
- BA (Hons I) (History and Philosophy) University of Sydney (2007)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced Biology) University of Sydney (2007)
- A ‘Raw, Ignorant Boy’: John Harris, Esquire
- John Irving: The Best Surgeon Amongst Them
- ‘The Indifferent Characters of Many of the Females’: Mary Leeche and Colonial Controversy in the 1830s
- ‘He was a Clever Chiel Geordie, Tae be Only a Weaver’: George Mealmaker
Follow Dr. Cameron-Smith on Twitter: @DrCameronSmith